Bakers getting a rise in the Kitchen!

A big Thanks to John who came in yesterday to teach us how to bake Bread! Some amazing results as you can see from the before and after shots.

Christmas in the Kitchen!

The Festive Season is nearly upon us and the Inkwell Community Kitchen has a range of different cooking classes to prepare you for the big day!

3rd December – Family Baking session 2pm – 5pm. Mince Pies, Christmas Crackers and all things festive.
7th December – Planning the Perfect Christmas Dinner. 10am – 2pm. Turkey and all the trimmings.
7th December – Christmas Baking Session. 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Mince Pies, Christmas Crackers and all things festive.
8th December – What to do with your Christmas Dinner Leftovers. 10am – 2pm. Delicious recipes to make with your leftovers.
10th December – Baking Session for our Craft and Coffee afternoon. 9am – 12pm. Making some lovely stuff for our Coffee afternoon.
14th December – Edible Christmas Gifts. 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Some lovely edible delights to give as presents (or keep for yourself!). This session will cost £5.
christmas-filo-crackers15th December – Edible Christmas Gifts. 10am – 2pm. Some lovely edible delights to give as presents (or keep for yourself!). This session will cost £5.
For more information or to book yourself onto one of the courses above, please either email or call 01343 835080.

All sessions are free unless otherwise stated.

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We have been shortlisted for a RBS grant from the Skills and Opportunities Fund.  Please log on to the website and make the following programme possible by voting for us.  click here to go to the voting page

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We are Elgin Youth Development Group, a charity and social enterprise aiming to help local people of all ages to live their life to the full.

We run a wide range of projects and activities including a drop-in Youth Cafe, after school clubs, holiday and evening activities for young people and a recently-opened community kitchen and meeting hub.  We’d like your help to start the Inkwell Catering Academy in our venue hire and catering social enterprise. We’ll offer training and work placements to young people living in Moray.

Your funding will be used to create four six-month supported and paid for work placements within our venue hire and catering social enterprise for local people aged 16 or over. They will also go through a programme of 24 training and qualification courses including REHIS (The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland) Elementary Food Hygiene, child protection, first aid and modules designed to improve key life skills including finances, administration and time management.

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Pizza and Pasta

Whilst the weather seemed to put most people off our Pizza and Pasta cooking session this afternoon, for those who attended it was a great couple of hours! Pasta with chicken, Creamy Courgette Pasta Bake and Tuna Pasta Bake were on the cards, as well as pizzas topped high with meats, vegetables and cheese (just a sprinkle of course).

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Vegetables in Cakes – It will never catch on……. or will it?


Cakes with Vegetables in them! Vegetables, I hear you say! Everyone knows about Carrot Cake, but what about Chocolate Beetroot cake or Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake? Well that’s what was on offer at tonight’s Inter-generational Baking session. Everyone was pleasantly surprised; with the comment of the night being ‘I can’t believe the chocolate cake had beetroot in it’!

We also made some scones whilst waiting for the cakes to cook!

Family Baking Session – Cupcakes and Scones!

5 families came along to the ‘Cupcakes and Scones’ baking session on Saturday, and from the results, I think they enjoyed themselves. Black food colouring proved popular – maybe we should keep that idea for our Halloween baking session.

Don’t forget there is the Family Cooking session where we’ll be doing Pizzas and Pasta – contact to book your place.

No ‘Burnt’ offerings in this Baking Session!

Although Bonfire Night is a month away, Guides from the 6th Elgin Girl Guides pack were in the Kitchen last night making some Bonfire themed cupcakes. Everyone enjoyed themselves and as you can see the results were amazing! We may be stealing this idea for the Hallowe’en baking session which will take place on 27th October 7.30pm – 9.30pm – email to book your place!

October Cooking Sessions

There will be a full and varied range of cooking sessions in the Community Kitchen from reducing food waste, to cooking with the family and ending with some Halloween Treats. Contact the team on 01343 548300 or email for more information.

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